As God’s saints, we are those who love to declare ‘Praise the Lord!‘ in the church meetings, but for what? Why do we praise the Lord? What is the content of our praise? Through bro. Newman’s fellowship with the trainees, we realised that the content of our praise must be according to the divine facts conveyed in the holy scriptures. At this month’s training we looked at seven points related to Christ in His divinity.
1) Firstly, we should praise Christ because He is God (John 1:1, 14; Rom. 9:5). In this message given to the church in Stuttgart, Germany in 1977, Brother Lee was so burdened to bring all the saints back to the pure word of God. There are many so-called Christians today who strongly oppose this truth and rather prefer to retain the traditional teachings they have accumulated over decades. However, this is altogether wrong. We should believe and only care for what the Bible says. Nothing else matters. This is why it is so critical for us as the Lord’s 21st Century Nazarites to be daily immersed in the truth and to really know the truth for ourselves. Please don’t be led astray, do primary research. What is the Lord’s Recovery? The Lord’s Recovery is a recovery of the divine truths. This is what we stand for and this is what we should contend for.
2) We praise Christ for He is the Creator (see Heb. 1:10).
3) We praise Christ because He is the Lord. Acts 2:36 says, ‘Therefore let all the house of Israel know assuredly that God has made Him both Lord and Christ, this Jesus whom
you have crucified’. Hallelujah! Jesus is Lord. We enthrone and honour His unique headship and lordship!
5) We praise Christ because He is the Father (Isa. 9:6; John 14:9; 1 John 2:23; John 10:30). Isaiah chapter 9 v.6 bears much significance in this respect: ‘For a child is born to us, A son is given to us; And the government Is upon His shoulder; And His name will be called Wonderful Counsellor, Mighty God, Eternal Father, Prince of Peace’. Here, ‘a child’ is ‘Mighty God’ and ‘A son’ is ‘Eternal Father’. Concerning this, there has been an ongoing debate for centuries amongst Christian teachers and others alike regarding the child being the mighty God and the Son being the eternal Father. Why this is so, we simply don’t know. We just say, ‘Amen’, to God’s word and believe it. I would recommend reading the verse references with the footnotes plus the ministry which expounds this point in great detail.
7) We praise Christ because He is the life-giving Spirit (1. Cor. 15:45b; 2 Cor. 3:17). 1 Corinthians chapter 15 v.45b states explicitly that Christ as the last Adam through the process of incarnation, human-living and death became ‘a life-giving Spirit’ in resurrection.